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South Africa's ANC pushes for land expropriation

Most land in the country remains in white hands 25 years since black-majority government took power from white rule.

South Africa plans to amend constitution to allow land seizure

Africa

South African women use social media to fight against violence

South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world, causing women to turn to social media to protect themselves and seek justice.

Africa

Leaders of the BRICS bloc oppose protectionism

Donald Trump's threats and tariffs have given the BRICS countries even more reason to increase trade and cooperation among themselves, as their leaders meet in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa

BRICS summit: Leaders push for unity on trade

Leaders of BRICS emerging economies are holding an annual three-day summit, with attention focused on threat of a US-led global trade war.

Opinion

Can the BRICS propose a new development paradigm?

As BRICS countries come together for their 10th summit, they will have to put forward a new vision for the grouping.

Karin Costa Vazquez

by Karin Costa Vazquez

Karin Costa Vazquez

South Africa

11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa: police

Police say four others were critically injured in the attack, which is being investigated as incident of taxi violence.

11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa: police

Opinion

South Africa's Ramaphosa: From comrade to businessman

The political career of South Africa's president illustrates exactly what went wrong with the ANC-led transition.

Brian Kamanzi

by Brian Kamanzi

Brian Kamanzi

Nelson Mandela

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's centennial birthday

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela left a legacy of reconciliation, but contemporary South Africa still struggles with race and other challenges.

Africa

S Africa launches world's biggest super radio telescope

The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins.

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

REWIND

Silver Fez: Singing the Cape Malay Way

Cape Town's urban outsiders put on sharp suits and melodic voices to battle it out for the Silver Fez choir trophy.

Africa

Mandela letters: New collection shows prison writing

Exhibition of letters about anti-apartheid struggle during 27 years as political prisoner marks 100 years since former South African president's birth.

South Africa

Jacob Zuma's son charged with corruption, granted bail

Duduzane Zuma is accused of colluding to bribe the former South African finance minister, charges he denies.

Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, charged with corruption, granted bail

Africa

S Africa: Johannesburg recycling initiative begins

Authorities hope separation of household waste for recycling will help solve landfill crisis in country's largest city.

Opinion

Saying goodbye to South Africa's legendary David Goldblatt

Goldblatt will be remembered as a mentor, a teacher and above all, the founder of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

South Africa

David Goldblatt's iconic images capturing life under apartheid

Over the course of his career, Goldblatt's photographs were exhibited widely in newspapers and museums around the world.

David Goldblatt's iconic images capturing life under apartheid